Sunday, October 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

You may have heard I love peanut butter. 
For reals. 
It's my favorite food group condiment.
I love spreading peanut butter on my warm toast, 
on my Ritz crackers, 
on my apple slices,
on my carrot sticks, 
on my bananas. 
Yes, peanut butter is the perfect topper for almost anything. 

So as I was baking these pumpkin ginger nut muffins, I thought, "There are a couple beautifully overripe bananas? What can you make with those? MORE MUFFINS! And should you make regular old banana muffins? NOOOOO. Be creative, Mel. Think, think!"

And before long I had come up with this genius idea to make a peanut butter banana muffin. 
It took a bit of thinking to come up with the right proportions.
Melting the peanut butter makes it somewhat of a liquid, BUT it's peanut butter and peanut butter lends itself to "dry" by nature. 
I added a bit more liquid to the batter, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. 
And gosh darn it, these are just plain delicious.
They are moist, melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter banana goodness.  
I hope you enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins Recipe
by Melanie
Makes 12-14 muffins

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, melted

1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/4 cup water

1/4 cup milk 
2 eggs, beaten 
2 small ripe bananas, mashed
1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large muffin tin with muffin cups OR spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Melt peanut butter in a microwave safe glass measuring cup. Mix together peanut butter, oil, water, milk, eggs, and bananas. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients in 3 or 4 additions--being sure flour is incorporated into the mixture before adding more.

Pour batter into the muffin tins, filling 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the muffin tin for 2 or 3 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Enjoy with a TALL glass of milk.

1 comment:

  1. As if banana muffins aren't wonderful enough, you go and add MY favorite food as well! Yummmmm yum yum yum :)